When you were a kid, you saw whatever your parents said as the end all, be all. Whether it came to science, religion, politics or nutrition, you thought your parents knew everything. But really, your parents only knew as much as they could access through books, the news, and their parents and teachers. And, in case you haven’t noticed, people can be wrong. Even doctors and scientists have to apologize every few years for some enormous “truth” they published, that turned out to be at least incorrect and sometimes even dangerous. If you look back, you may realize some of the things your parents told you were good for you were actually pretty bad for you. Here are childhood things we all thought were healthy, that turned out to be unhealthy.
Drinking a glass of milk
Remember when you’d have a full glass of milk with each meal? You treated milk like water. Of course, back then people didn’t realize how prevalent lactose intolerance is. Nor did we consider the fact that milk is a pretty calorie-heavy thing to consume when you just want a little hydration.